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Party Round? When Startups Should And Shouldn’t Take It

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Party rounds, or mass syndication, is when a startup raises from multiple investors, none of which individually has a large enough stake, instead of having the traditional notion of a lead and follow investors....
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The Emerging Pet Tech Market

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In the last 15 or so years, spending on pets has more than doubled. In 2017 alone, Americans spent over $70 billion on their pets and it’s only going up from there. But it’s...
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EOS — New superstar of the Crypto Elite Club

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Ethereum has been instrumental in the growth of the Cryptoverse by not only having a coin which is the second most valuable after Bitcoin but also providing a decentralized platform on which other Alt....
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Cybersecurity Non-profit to Help SME’s Fight Against Cybercrime

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A non-profit organization called Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) has vowed to improve one of the weakest links in cybersecurity by helping out small businesses. GCA has released a new toolkit containing free cybersecurity tools. Accompanying the...
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Great thought partners ask ‘What if…’

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A powerful way to add value in a fast-moving digital world is to be a ‘thought partner’ for others. And asking implication questions can put you on that path. But before drilling down on ‘What...
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Anti-Money Laundering Regulations — is your crypto-business safe and compliant?

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With cryptocurrency giving criminals a new way of money laundering, it’s important that you safeguard your business and stay compliant. Here’s everything you need to know. The birth of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies has opened up...
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Working from Home — When your parents don’t understand that you have a ‘real’ job.

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It’s dismissive to say the least to be unable to acknowledge the opportunities modern technology has allowed us young folks to build careers we wouldn’t have imagined could exist Ten Years ago. It’s been a while...
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Startups and Corporations: What can they learn from each other?

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Start-ups can be very compelling in their steadfast conviction that the things they do are special. Unfortunately, in most cases, their eager spirit alone won’t secure their survival. Can the values ​​espoused by fledgling...
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Why Are Startups Taking Longer Than Ever To Go Public?

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Technology startups since the past decade are staying private for much longer. During the dot-com boom (and bust) of the 2000s, many software and internet companies were going public as early as four years...
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5 Things Every Developer Must Know about Intellectual Property Rights

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Anyone involved in software development today must have a keen understanding of the ins and outs of intellectual property rights, including copyright laws and patent development. But the area is so vast that it...
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Having A Hard Time Reconnecting With A VC? 5 Practical Tips

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  Many previous articles have talked about how to connect with investors, including how VCs can suck but you can minimize the pain, doing your own diligence on them, and working with smaller versus larger...
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Why’d you give it all up? — Question I’ve been asked several times.

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I may not have been the smartest person at my university, nor was I the most motivated by any means. I spent more time hanging around the university bar than I did attending my...
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WeWork And The IPO Drama

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WeWork is one of the world’s most valuable startups, valued at $47 billion during its last round of funding in early 2019. The We Company, WeWork’s parent company, filed for IPO mid-August, and since...
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Fintech Startups are disrupting the Banking Industry around the World

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Traditional brick & mortar banks have never really recovered from the major set back they received after the financial crisis of 2008. Consumers have long been sick of the high fees, inflexible timings, narrow...
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IBM – A Pioneer in the Blockchain space

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IBM is perhaps the most well-known & recognized names in the tech world with its multinational presence of consultants, engineers & sales personnel. International Business Machines (or "Big Blue") has impressive laurels to show...
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Smart City: How Startups Can Succeed

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Self-driving cars that talk to roads and to each other, ensuring fast, safe and convenient  transportation. Energy generation and distribution that respond to a city’s dynamic needs. Water delivered through dynamic pricing, taking into account the...
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Hipster Data

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From an unprofitable company to data mogul If you live in a big city, you might have noticed the arrival of weird new vehicles: electric scooters. If you’re over 40, you might have been annoyed by all...
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Considerations When Pitching to Angel Investors

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An entrepreneur trying to map out the funding landscape today will find a much more complicated environment than existed just a decade ago. You used to jump from a friends and family round to a...
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Tech Giants Remain Bullish on Blockchain

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It’s not exactly controversial to declare 2018 as a disastrous year for cryptocurrencies. With last year’s spectacular boom now a fading memory, the ongoing bear market has drained investor interest in tokenized projects, while user...
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Conversational marketing is the word

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Before making a purchase, talk. Marketers who do that will be ahead of the game. That’s the premise of what Paul Ince, better known as Biz Paul, defines as conversational marketing.  Interactions might be people...